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The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

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Temptation 1

Choosing status over results
• Do you personally consider it a professional failure when your organization fails to meet its objectives?
• Do you often wonder, What’s next? What will I do to top this in my career?
• Would it bother you greatly if your company exceeded its objectives but you remained somewhat anonymous relative to your peers in the industry?
Rationale
On a professional level, organizational success and personal-professional success are one and the same. Although it is healthy for any human being to separate his or her sense of self-esteem from success on the job, in the context of professional success these should not be divided. Too often, CEOs justify their own performance even when the organizations they ...

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